Back in May this year South Korean sensation PSY made history with his humorous music video for his viral smash hit single “Gangnam Style”. He cracked the 1 billion views mark on YouTube in 2012, and continued to smash his own record by reaching the 2 billion Mark in May. Recognized by the media as the “King of YouTube”, the video prompts the site to make an upgrade after it reached the maximum possible view count in history.

PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Prompts YouTube to Upgrade View Counter

PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Prompts YouTube to Upgrade View Counter

YouTube said in a Google+ post:

“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. “Gangnam Style” has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)! Hover over the counter in PSY’s video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube.”

The title of the popular song is one of the most famous quotations of 2012, and now, PSY enters the record books again as the artist who nearly broke YouTube!


Never seen the Music video for “Gangnam Style”? It’s epic, enjoy!

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